Why lockdown is critical in tackling COVID-19

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Why lockdown is critical in tackling COVID-19, Lockdown
Anthony bus stop, Lagos [Photo credit: Vanguard Media Limited]

Dr Tolulope Osayomi, a medical geographer in the Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, on Sunday said the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja is critical in preventing the spread of the coronavirus to other parts of the country.

He stated this in Ibadan while reacting to the raging COVID-19 and government’s response to curtail its spread.

The don also urged government to place a ban on inter-state vehicular movement except for transportation of essential goods to check transmission.

Osayomi, who has been mapping the transmission of the virus in Nigeria since the Italian index case, stated that the lockdown in the affected areas would ultimately halt transmission.

To achieve the desired effect in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja, Osayomi, however, called for adequate palliatives for vulnerable persons to encourage observance of the stay-at-home directive.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper